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Advanced Contact Lens Studies 1


6 Units of Credit

This course provides lectures, seminars and practical workshops on topics underlying an advanced knowledge of contact lens practice and research. Topics covered in the course may include: research concepts and opportunities in private clinical practice; accessing the contact lens literature and other relevant databases; use of clinical grading scales; update on corneal physiology and biochemistry; tear film assessment; advanced clinical and research instrumentation; visual considerations with different contact lens designs and modalities; corneal topographic analysis; advanced rigid contact lens design and fitting; rigid and soft toric lens fitting; rigid lens parameter measurement and lens modification; contact lens material properties. The course is conducted over 4 weekend sessions. The specific topics covered in the course will vary from year to year depending on the availability of expert lecturers.
Study Level


Offering Terms

Term 2



Delivery Mode

Partially online

Indicative contact hours


Conditions for Enrolment

Restricted to students enrolled in the following programs 8760, 8073, 5665 and 7435

Course Outline

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Pre-2019 Handbook Editions

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